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Townsend, Barbara K.; Wilson, Kristin B. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2009
This qualitative study sought to discern the applicability of Tinto's theory of the importance of academic and social integration to students' persistence by interviewing community college transfer students who had persisted for several semesters in a large, public, research extensive university. Twelve students who participated in a 2004 study…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Academic Persistence
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Andrade, Maureen S. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2007
As diverse student populations expand in colleges and universities in the United States, attention must be given to preserving students' cultural integrity. Dominant theories of student persistence contend that integration, not cultural preservation is necessary to student success. This qualitative study examines the experiences of one group of…
Descriptors: Universities, Academic Persistence, Integrity, Foreign Students